CBD is one of many chemicals found in some strains of marijuana.
In short, CBD is not the same as marijuana. CBD is one of many chemicals found in some strains of the marijuana plant.
However, CBD is responsible for many of medical marijuana's health benefits. More concentrated forms of CBD, such as cannabidiol oil, could offer greater benefits with fewer risks than using medical marijuana.
The compound in marijuana that gets users high is called tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). No evidence suggests that CBD can get a person high. This may make it a good option for people who:
- want to abstain from marijuana use
- have a history of bad reactions to marijuana
- are uncomfortable using mind-altering substances
- do not want to experience a high but still want to experience the health benefits
In recent years, there has been a surge of interest in administering CBD to children with epilepsy, because it is effective in reducing seizures that do not respond well to other medications.